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A Howling Good Indie Werewolf Movie
I bought the DVD on the day of it's release and this is definitely one of the more better werewolf films i've seen as of late. There's a bit of everything suspense, horror, comedy, gore and action.
It's refreshing to see that this particular film doesn't just rely on the beast itself to carry out everything. This is also a story driven film which makes it all the more interesting to watch as everything plays out.
The special effects of the werewolf transformation may not be top notch Hollywood style but as a werewolf movie fan I applaud them for going with practical effects and animatronics it brings out more creativity and get's the actor involved instead of just having CGI do everything.
Definitely a talented cast everyone seemed invested and brought the goods to the table.
Ben Getz (Grotto, Multi-Player) does a wonderful job carrying his first full length film and if you buy the DVD (which I recommend because it comes with a funny blooper reel and audio commentary with the cast and crew) you'll find that not only is he talented but very dedicated to his character as well especially during certain outside scenes. That's something that will definitely work in his favor as an actor and I look forward to seeing more of him in future roles.
Kyle Kirkpatrick, Zack Weiner (was hilarious throughout) and Paulina Singer were strong standouts as well.
You'll find the title of this film is very fitting metaphorically because the beast in Jack himself is "Uncaged" once he reaches a certain age and literally because while Jack gets a cage with the exception of one time he tends to transform before he's securely inside which leads to some interesting things.
All in all i'd give this movie a solid 4 out of 5 stars. It's a decent indie werewolf flick that's not like some of those thriller/horror movies you watch one time then forget about a few weeks later. This one has nice rewatch value that you'll enjoy for many full moons to come.